The Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentragram (LBRP)

 

A general-purpose movement to cleanse one's energetic environment and reduce or eliminate negative influences, suitable for all Grades. Early on in one's advancement (during the first year after one's Neophyte initiation) it should be performed more frequently, at least once a day. It is especially important to do before meditations or astral experiments, or when consecrating a new temple space. It can be done in less than five minutes. It will quickly become memorized, and the sooner this is done the better, as it will be used throughout one's magickal lifetime.

Use the Right hand or a Wand always when gesturing. Do not speak the parenthetical words, these are only for explanation while reading the text. Speak only the words in all CAPS. If discretion is required, you may whisper or even perform the whole ritual silently, saying the words only in your mind.

 

Touch Forehead: ATEH (Unto Thee)

Genitals: MALKUTH (The Kingdom)

R Shoulder: VE-GEBURAH (Power)

L Shoulder: VE-GEDULAH (Glory)

Chest: LE-OLAM (Eternity), AUM!

(The above is called the Qabalistic Cross.)

 

Facing E: Make a Golden Pentagram in the air with right hand or wand, saying: YEHOVAH

Turn to S: Red Pentagram: ADONAI

Turn to W: Blue Pentagram: EHIEH (pronounced AY-I-AY)

Turn to N: Green Pentagram: AGALA

 

(Return to facing East, with arms outstretched to each side)

BEFORE ME . . . RAPHAEL!

BEHIND ME . . . GABRIEL!

ON MY RIGHT HAND . . . MICHAEL!

ON MY LEFT HAND . . . AURIEL!

FOR ABOUT ME FLAME THE PENTAGRAMS AND UPON THE COLUMN STANDS THE SIX RAYED STAR OF FORCE AND FIRE!

Repeat the Qabalistic Cross and you have completed the ritual.

 

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